Update: Hyatt certificate for Clearwater Regency hyatt now costs 394 dollars through the program.
First, I am referring to American Express yearly sale of discounted points packages on Dailygetaways for those, unfamiliar. I will try to analyze from a perspective of a family with 2 children. This is considered a “smokin” deal by this community, since the points cost around 1 cent each. So, I have good news and bad news.
The bad news is, you probably have a better chance of being hit by lightning, than snagging one of these puppies. The good news is, it’s probably not a right fit for you anyway, if you are family like us. I admit, I have only stayed at Hyatt once in my life. It was a Hyatt Regency Mainz, when we had a layover in Europe, on the way to visit my family. The hotel was very nice and our room had a great view of the Reine. I actually bought one of Hyatt certificates for 154 (I think) from their Hyatt discount certificates program .
This hotel costs 12000 points, so this would be a deal, right ? But, at the time we had just 1 child, and the maximum room occupancy was 3. So it worked out. We would not be allowed to share 1 room now, and since we travel with our kids, we would have to find something else. I checked Hyatt Vendome in Paris (the ultimate redemption in this program ), and same thing: maximum 3 persons.
That’s the problem with Hyatt, they are usually not a right fit for a family of 4 . Some do allow 4, like Clearwater Regency Hyatt, but it would not be an amazing value. That’s because you can buy a Hyatt certificate for 188 dollars, and it requires 18000 points. So it would provide marginal savings. Truth be told, while I liked Hyatt in Mainz, I remember thinking, it was nothing special. In fact the best part was the lobby. The rooms were kind of plain.
I admit, I am not a huge fan of chain hotels, especially when we are in Europe. I really like something with a character, that gets you closer to the culture. But in this case, Hyatt Regency Mainz did work out for us and it’s a good deal on points. As long as you are a family of 3. Oh, but you are still not going to snag those points from Daily Getaways, sorry!
Leana is the founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.